Pastoral care and spiritual support for students and staff

2014

You are warmly invited to attend the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy
and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Annual Peace Lecture

“Believers of the world - unite”

Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths

Burns 1 Lecture theatre, University of Otago

Monday 7th July 2014 5.30-7pm followed by supper


Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths, the Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, is a Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Wesley’s Chapel, London. Leslie Griffiths' story begins in real poverty in South Wales. Thanks to his outstanding intellect and a grammar school education, he became the youngest ever staff member at the University of Wales, before the call to ordained ministry led him, via Cambridge, to Haiti to work with some of the poorest people on earth. He has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2004. As a regular columnist and BBC broadcaster Dr Griffiths has spoken extensively on interfaith relationships, euthanasia, the Church and civic society, and international affairs. He sits on the Labour benches and speaks on education, international affairs and a range of social and ethical issues. He was the President of the British Methodist Conference in 1994-5 and an influential church leader in the two decades since. He helped to get the Christian Socialist Movement affiliated to the Labour Party and has twice given the prestigious Tawney lecture in 1995 on 'The Survival of Hope' and in 2002 on 'Multiculturalism'. A prolific author, popular speaker and respected broadcaster, he has been senior minister of Wesley's Chapel in the heart of London since 1996. He is President of the Boy's Brigade and a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Dr Griffiths will also present a seminar in the Department of Theology and Religion Monday 7th July 2pm-3.15pm Burns Building Room 4c.11 Title : “How to communicate meaningfully with ordinary people - the challenge to Theology”. He will also preach at Knox Presbyterian Church, George St Dunedin at a Methodist District and Ecumenical service at 10am Sunday 6th July. All welcome.

Further information : Greg Hughson greg.hughson@otago.ac.nz 479 8497

Spiritual and religious guidance on campus

Otago Tertiary Chaplains are here to walk with people of faith as the "God persons" here on campus. We are not out to convert you, but to accompany you if you find yourself dealing with spiritual or religious questions. To be what the Irish call an anam chara - a soul friend.

We are here to provide pastoral care and a listening ear, to support people of faith (or no faith) in groups or individually, to pray with or for you, and to provide worship opportunities (informal or formal).

 

© Otago Tertiary Chaplains
Upper Room
University Union Building
Box 1436
University of Otago
Dunedin

Upstairs in the Student Centre Otago Polytechnic Harbour Terrace Dunedin

Email chaplains@otago.ac.nz